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737 La Brea (August Update) and LA County Fire Station 127

737 La Brea (August Update) and LA County Fire Station 127

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737 N La Brea, Inglewood, CA – 1972 – former site of Sparling Buick (closed 1997). Luckor Plaza and Bekins buildings still around in 2014. 

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As a side investigation, I plugged precise shooting locations from several TV series I’m working with into Google Maps to gauge distance (historical, physical, architectural, conceptual).

What I found was compelling, but ultimately too centered on the…

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Time Fusion III. Graphite on paper. Ren Adams, 2013. Television crossfade experiment + Mojave Desert. 

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My Arpakasso Collection: August 13th, 2014

Super cute!

(Source: shark-prince)

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So I Asked… (Elevator)

So I Asked… (Elevator)

Videos include sound (lots of subtle layers, too, so turn up the volume if you can!)

So I asked…

Elevator (Finding a Way Out of Here, I Hope)
– Combines “stop animation” style stills with moving action.

Peter Rostovsky suggested I consider new ways of dimensionalizing…

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I think I’m going to buy the catalog and I’ll definitely share. :-D

I think I’m going to buy the catalog and I’ll definitely share. :-D

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Ren Adams Art

Will you be my 500th follower on Facebook?

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Digital Latin America, 2014 Exhibition

Digital Latin America, 2014 Exhibition

IMG_3503This week I viewed the Digital Latin America Exhibition at 516 Arts in Albuquerque, one of the city’s only true contemporary art spaces. The carefully curated show was brimming with compelling, 21st century investigations of space, identity, perception, language and the line between digital and physical.

The exhibition also proved fruitful (and invigorating!) for my own digital/hybrid work and I…

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Investigations in Video

I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks doing intense research and sourcing materials, output formats and software for the studio work. I’ve also done a lot of screen captures and video clipping, prepping a new arsenal of raw material for the semester.

Some of what I’ve been working with are moving edits and clips, recontextualized via splicing, editing, formatting and blending. This is a…

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Residency Summary, June 2014

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Ren Adams
Group 3 – Fall, 2014
Peter Rostovsky – Adviser

Residency Summary

My digital hybrid investigation, The Cascade, marked an important pivot point in my work. It grew from a sideline experiment into my core thesis, which examines the transient nature of virtual, social geography and the time-stripped environment of digital elastic-space. The work I brought to the June residency was…

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Infinite

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Here are some examples of the way the video projections are designed to seamlessly loop in an installation. Though I would not use the Infinite Looper YouTube mod for the actual project, it gives you a nifty, low impact way of visualizing the seamless design:

How Johnny Discovered the Secret Air Base: http://www.infinitelooper.com/?v=ci9rM3Uqox0&p=n

Murdock – Soledad Canyon: http://www.infinitel…

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